151 episodes

A weekly podcast for everyday people trying to maintain creative pursuits amid the demands of home, work, and family. Chris Armstrong is a master wordsmith with a head full of ideas. Corey Bishop is a budding game developer, tabletop gamer, and short story author. Allison M. Dickson is a speculative fiction author with several published stories and many more on the way. Each week will explore a particular topic about the creative process, with each host bringing their own flavor and experience to the mix, and plenty of witty and tangential banter to keep things fun.

Creative Commoners Chris Armstrong, Corey Bishop, Allison Dickson

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A weekly podcast for everyday people trying to maintain creative pursuits amid the demands of home, work, and family. Chris Armstrong is a master wordsmith with a head full of ideas. Corey Bishop is a budding game developer, tabletop gamer, and short story author. Allison M. Dickson is a speculative fiction author with several published stories and many more on the way. Each week will explore a particular topic about the creative process, with each host bringing their own flavor and experience to the mix, and plenty of witty and tangential banter to keep things fun.

    Episode 150: Closing Time

    Episode 150: Closing Time

    Wherein we broadcast the final episode of Creative Commoners. We reflect on what the show has meant to us, share our favorite moments, hear from guest hosts and listeners on what makes them creative, discuss our plans for the future, and reunite Acahellyeah for one last performance. It's a perfect ending... we mean, what could possibly go wrong?

    Theme music by Latché Swing. Most other music by Incompetech. Sound effects from Sound Bible and Free Sound.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 149: Let’s Make Some Stories VI

    Episode 149: Let’s Make Some Stories VI

    Wherein we deliver our last round of on-the-spot stories. This batch includes macabroni and cheese, a foul-mouthed botanist celebrating Arbor Day, a boat-rocking romance between a hot backpacker and a busty sail captain, Cynthia Hardweather's escape to Safety School, and an orthopedic supermodel stuck on an oil rig.

    Theme music by Latché Swing.

    • 58 min
    Episode 148: Selling Out

    Episode 148: Selling Out

    Wherein we explore the line between achieving financial success and shilling for a dollar, whether as a creator trying to make it big, product placement in our TV shows, musicians going mainstream, or actors banking off a movie. When does it work? When does it go wrong? Also, Corey chews out a gum company, Allison picks her erotica pen name, and Chris gives Enya  sage career advice.

    Theme music by Latché Swing.

    • 58 min
    Episode 147: D&D Part X – Strike at the Story Forge

    Episode 147: D&D Part X – Strike at the Story Forge

    Wherein we conclude the epic campaign of Brodo Shaggins and Rimrod Ravenshaft as they reach The Garden of the Gods to face down the evil Lord Biznish who threatens to destroy reality itself. What surprises await our heroes? Who will live and who will die? And what will become of the people of Podcastia? Tune in for the thrilling conclusion!

    Theme music by Latché Swing. D&D intro by Derek Laursen.

     

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 146: Chat with Derek Laursen

    Episode 146: Chat with Derek Laursen

    Wherein we sit down with Derek Laursen, the man of many voices, to learn more about his budding voice acting career and creative influences. This episode has everything you've ever wanted - impressions, British accents, a Sir Mix-a-Lot remix, talking toilet pizza, cosplay, and how to successfully stab everyone in the back. And if you don't tune in, we don't know, maybe something bad'll happen to ya...

    Theme music by Latché Swing.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 145: Surprises, Subversions, and Twists

    Episode 145: Surprises, Subversions, and Twists

    Wherein we explore the use of surprise, plot twists, and subverting tropes in storytelling. We spoil a few tales (with warnings), expose common twists, and discuss how to pull off the tricky art of incorporating surprises into your own stories. Also, hummingbirds are total jerks.

    Theme music by Latché Swing.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

KTrev78 ,

Great conversations and laughs!

I'm still making my way through this podcast and I'm loving it! I'm sad to see that things end with #150, but the silver lining is that at #90 I still have a lot more good stuff to come. I just wanted to say thanks to Allison, Chris and Corey for the great conversations and (literal) LOL moments! Their approach to creativity is fun while still acknowledging the importance of the practice, but it won't leave listeners feeling like they have to achieve some kind of creative yogi status before they can give it a go for themselves. Yes, the "Explicit" tag is there for a reason, but it's all in good fun and is a great source of laughs. Thanks for a great podcast and I wish you three the best on your creative endeavors!

Zeffram Diaz ,

Thank you!

Listening to this podcast consistently keeps me entertained during my commute. Chris, Corey, and Allison, thanks for keeping my road rage in check!

zabe7 ,

Great hosts with insightful and witty comments

I've only listened to a few shows, but as a fellow person in a creative line of work, this is my new go-to podcast to convince myself that I can afford to procrastinate for another hour.

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